Amanda Jain

@wensday95

Literary Agent @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always the books.

BookEnds Literary Agency

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 28

Caroline Bertaud @BertaudCaroline

@bookendslit #AskAgent I’ve heard agents prioritize—or are more interested in —debut authors whose novels are part of a series, is that true?

Replying to @BertaudCaroline

Certainly not for me, but I can't speak for every agent. Sure, it's great if you're able to sell 5 books vs selling 1, but that's no guarantee even if the author is writing a series so it doesn't factor in my decision making. If I love the book, I love the book. #askagent

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Feb 28

Jennifer Vanderputten 🌊✒️📔💻 @JenVanderputten

@bookendslit #AskAgent If an author has a book published by a small press & wants to get an agent for the next MS, is there an expectation to give the small press the first chance on it? Like agents get first chance on a client's next MS? I don't know the etiquette 😳

Replying to @JenVanderputten

If you have a contract with an option clause in it, then read that clause carefully. You may have a contractual obligation to show them the next book, depending on how the clause is worded. If not, then you should be under no obligation to show them further work. #askagent

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 11 Sep 2018

Sédrie Danielle @SedrieDanielle

@BookEndsJessica Hi Jessica! After being rejected by agents and publishers, I began using betas to see if it was likeable. Everyone who has read my book loves it, but I can't seem to get the powers that be to read it. Do agents read past the queries if they don't like them? #askagent

Replying to @SedrieDanielle

Hard to say for sure without seeing it, but it may be one of two problems. A) The query itself isn't strong enough at getting your story across / hooking an agent's interest, or B) The premise itself is something that agents aren't feeling is marketable right now. #askagent

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 11 Sep 2018

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

@DMandzz @bookendslit @AgentJessicaA @NaomisLitPix I don't always read the pages. In fact, I'd say for most I don't. But I wouldn't say my decision is based on a bad query. Usually it's an idea I don't resonate with #askagent

Replying to @BookEndsJessica

Ditto. If it's a premise I'm interested in, I'll probably give the pages a chance even if the query is a bit of a mess. I know queries are hard to write. But if the premise just isn't for me, I won't go on to the pages. #askagent